A chemical peel is a skin procedure that removes the top layers of the skin. The skin that grows back is smoother in complexion. Depending on the strength of the peel, you may need multiple treatments for desired results.
Whatever your skin imperfection is, chemical peels are great at treating wrinkles, discoloration, and scars. They can be used alone or in combination with other procedures. You can have a mild or deep peel, depending on your skin type and the results you want. Recovery time varies.
Chemical peels remove dead skin cells to unearth the raw, beautiful, and pure skin underneath the first layer. Depending on your needs, you may want a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, or acne scars. Some are stronger than others and affect each type of skin differently.
It’s important to research and understand the different types of peels before making an appointment. You can consult with Biologi Spa to speak with an experienced aesthetician. Skin care is very customizable for each individual, so coming equipped with as much knowledge as possible can benefit your results. Here’s a quick guide to show you the different types of peels and how they work.
1. Glycolic Chemical Peel
The glycolic peel is the most widely used and known peel in the bunch. It is the deepest penetrating peel with great exfoliation properties. Because of the glycolic acid’s small molecular structure, it can reach deeper layers of the skin. If you’re looking for a healthy glow, this is great for aging skin. Glycolic acid burns off the dead skin cells for fresher ones to emerge. Pores are cleared and skin is smoother. Glycolic peels vary in intensity and can affect your skin depending on the strength of the peel.
2. Lactic Peel
For sensitive skin, a lactic peel is your go to. While some peels irritate the skin, this one actually is made from milk, so it has a more soothing effect. While it still peels away dead skin cells, it also moisturizes the skin, leaving it refreshed and hydrated.
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which is used in OTC skin care products and professional treatments. This acid is great to remove unwanted dead skin cells, boost the appearance of skin texture and color, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Beta Peel
For those ladies or lads with acne, you’ve probably tried it all. The Beta peel is great for those unwanted bumps and burns. Acne can be embarrassing and annoying to deal with. When you’re having a lot of breakouts, a beta peel is great. Salicylic acid targets exfoliation and oil control. It can also remove the bacteria that cause breakouts in the first place.
4. Vitalize Peel
If you’re new to chemical peels and feeling nervous, the vitalize peel is a good starting place. Why? Because it’s not so heavy on the peeling. With the combination of citric acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and retinol, your skin’s pigmentation will lighten and its overall quality will improve.
The Vitalize Peel is a mild-to-moderate peel that works well with aged and sunned skin. It can also address any skin unevenness caused by acne scarring or pigmentation changes.
5. Pigment Balancing Peel
Similar to the vitalize peel, the pigment balancing peel also includes a number of different acids to normalize your skin’s tone and texture. It decreases brown spots as well, especially with multiple sessions. When you receive your peels, keep in mind that sunscreen is vital. When you go outside, wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your vulnerable skin from burning and more discoloration.
6. Retinol Peel
Retinol is known for its vitamin A properties which encourage new skin cells to grow and develop. Many skin care products contain retinol so that their products can deeply penetrate the layers of skin. Live skin cells interact with the retinol to increase renewal and replication. Retinol peels are great for scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Anyone with acne scarring or signs of aging will benefit from the retinol peel. It helps to reduce breakouts and unclog pores as well. With more specific aging or acne signs, the retinol peel is your best friend.
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To learn more about peels, contact our aestheticians at Biologi Spa today by calling (949) 942-1659 to schedule a 30-minute consultation. Our experienced medical aestheticians are happy to discuss your concerns or questions.